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Can we assess library electronic resource usage with citations, altmetrics & more ?

(12 May 2017) The question is posed by, Aaron Tay, Library Analytics Manager at Singapore Management University. Writing in his musingsinlibrarianship blog he posits that  while bibliometrics and altmetrics tend to be used to measure the impact of articles/items produced by users in terms of cites or altmetrics, is it possible to flip this around to […]

May 12, 2017 - 9:40 pm
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International Accord strengthens ties between repository networks worldwide

(10 May 2017) On 8 May 2017, several regional and national repository networks and stakeholder groups formally endorsed an international accord that will lead to the greater alignment of repository networks around the world. The aim of the accord is to improve cooperation between national and regional repository networks by identifying common principles and areas […]

May 12, 2017 - 4:18 pm
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More than 35,000 additional photojournalism images from Magnum Photos via ArtStor

(11 May 2017) Magnum Photos and Artstor are now sharing more than 35,000 additional images in the Digital Library, bringing the  total to approximately 116,000 of the world’s most recognized photographs. The new release spans the globe from Alaska to the Amazon and Oman to the Arctic Circle. Among the highlights are black and white […]

May 12, 2017 - 10:53 am
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Skillsoft’s 2017 APAC Perspectives Conference

(11 May 2017) Join Skillsoft, 1 June in Sydney for  Asia Pacific Perspectives.  Skillsoft will showcase its new content and new technology. Hear from industry experts, thought leaders and the Skillsoft and SumTotal Executive team. The website and  agenda for the 2017 Perspectives Conference is here.

May 12, 2017 - 10:44 am
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Old medical publications support new learners and researchers

(8 May 2017) A £1m project to digitise more than 15 million pages of 19th century medical texts has just finished and the material is now available online for free. It has taken three years to convert these historic published works for use in the 21st century by learners, teachers and researchers. Covering much more […]

May 12, 2017 - 10:34 am
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The Center for Open Science releases another branded preprint service with LawArXiv

(8 May 2017) The Center for Open Science (COS) is pleased to announce that it has added another branded service to its open source preprints service, OSF Preprints. The new service, called LawArXiv,  provides free, open access, open source archives for legal research. LawArXiv is an open access legal repository supported and maintained by members […]

May 10, 2017 - 7:27 am
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INASP Principles of responsible engagement for publishers

(8 May 2017) INASP works with publishers to enable affordable and sustainable access to online resources to developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. INASP works with national library consortia or equivalent bodies so that they can meet the information needs of their researchers. Read INASP principles online by clicking on the pdf file […]

May 10, 2017 - 7:12 am
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Launch of OA repositories in Myanmar

(8 May 2017) Two leading universities in Myanmar, University of Mandalay and University of Yangon, will launch open access (OA) institutional repositories on 8 May (in Mandalay) and on 11 May (in Yangon). The two repositories were set up with support from EIFL. Visit the University of Mandalay Open Access Repository. Visit the University of […]

May 9, 2017 - 9:00 am
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2nd International Conference of Asian Libraries

(4 May 2017) The Dr. Zakir Husain Library, Jamia Millia Islamia, New  Delhi and the Asian Library Association, New Delhi are hosting ICAL-2017, the 2nd International Conference of Asian Libraries, 26-28 October 2017. The theme is Expanding Digital Footprints: Role of Libraries  & Information Centres. Download the conference brochure. Headquartered at New Delhi, the Asian Library […]

May 6, 2017 - 4:42 pm
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Campaign to support Natalya Sharina: FAIR joins with CILIP and Amnesty International

(5 May 2017, Canberra) The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and Freedom of Access to Information and Resources (FAIR) have joined the call and are asking library and information professionals to support a campaign urging the release of librarian Natalya Sharina, who is currently under house arrest in Moscow. ALIA and FAIR are in […]

May 6, 2017 - 2:52 pm
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OpenAIRE survey: open peer review is moving mainstream

(3 May 2017) OpenAIRE today releases the results of its survey conducted in Autumn 2016, which gauged the views towards open peer review (OPR) of over 3,062 editors, authors and reviewers. The report, entitled OpenAIRE survey on open peer review: Attitudes and experience amongst editors, authors and reviewers shows that open peer review is moving mainstream, […]

May 4, 2017 - 3:27 pm
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Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Singapore) hiring Librarian (Information Services)

(4 May 2017) As a Librarian (Information Services), you will be part of a dynamic and service-oriented team working to establish a transformational library with digital e-services, personalised services and innovative technology. Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following: Assist the Senior Manager to lead a team as well as manage […]

May 4, 2017 - 3:20 pm
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Library Systems Report 2017: Competing visions for technology, openness, and workflow

(4 May 2017)  The 2017 edition of the annual industry report produced by Marshall Breeding since 2002 has been published by American Libraries. The report is available online and in the May 2017 print issue. The library technology industry has entered a new phase: business consolidation and technology innovation. Development of products and services to […]

May 4, 2017 - 3:11 pm
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ARL Annual Salary Survey 2015–2016 reports data on 13,827 staff in ARL libraries

(3 May 2017) The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published the ARL Annual Salary Survey 2015–2016, which analyzes salary data for professional staff working in the 124 ARL member libraries during 2015–2016. Data are reported for 10,111 professional staff in the 114 university ARL libraries and for 3,716 professional staff in the 10 non-university […]

May 4, 2017 - 2:58 pm
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Taylor & Francis partners with Chinese Academy of Sciences to support access to research in China

(4 May 2017) A new partnership between Taylor & Francis and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, National Sciences Library, will ensure that all Taylor & Francis journals are evaluated and indexed on the CAS platform GoOA, providing greater access for Chinese researchers. The partnership will also bring further support to Chinese authors and editors through […]

May 4, 2017 - 8:21 am
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